Mount Grey, Neuseeland: Oneday - trip with the Trampingclub
A tramper-friendly start at 9.00am. We filled two cars with eight outdoor-addicts to get to Mount Grey and spend there the day together.
Windy but warm weather-conditions accompanied us.
How interesting for a electrical engineering student:
It did not take too long to get to the top (935m).
Although 1pm it looked like dawn:
The rough weather up here is not too rough for all trees, they just don't grow that high:
After lunch we walked down again. Although it was so warm, we could leave footprints in the snow:
After a good way down the adventure began:
Because of logging the track was vanished. And the "track closed"- sign was not at the entry point, neither at lake janet nor on the top.
It was impossible to find the reentry-point, so we bashed and slided a through the forest till we found the track again.
Eventually we came back to Lake Janet were we parked the cars and shared our left over - food to have a picnic.
But the adventure was not over yet: We were locked in. On the way out was a very solid gate blocking the gravelroad.
Two other cars were trapped, too.
But we found two ways out (through the same gate!!)
While walking we saw some guys working in the forest. They should have a key. We drove with one car back and one of them was still working there. He was very polite and gave us a key out. When we came back to the gate, it was already opened, the others contacted someone over cellphone. So we had to drive back again to the keyman.
Was a nice day, here a last photo of the evening-light:
© Rafael Bräg